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    xrieg reacted to Ravenstrider in Selling EXP induced creatures (Heretic Archers)   
    Current stock:


    Heretic Archer -[b]1mil XP[/b]- 1sc [2 in stock]


    [b]Special offer: Elemental, [b][color="#FF0000"]55m xp[/color][/b] -- Auction-- 3gc starting price--[/b]
    (auction will conclude a week from the starting bid or when I'm satisfied with the bid.)

    [color="#00BFFF"]Special offer 2: Angien -----Age:313---- XP: 3mil - [color="#FF8C00"]Current bid 10sc [Phear Wolf][/color]
    Tokens: [spoiler]blackdiamonds,
    jewelshards,
    firedrop,
    osirisbelt,
    kellethafire,
    emeraldglare,
    blooddrop2,
    claw1
    [/spoiler][/color]

    [i]Will take credits as well... 2sc=1credit exchange rate.[/i]
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    xrieg got a reaction from Ravenstrider in MP3 using GGG?   
    Every sword has two edges :-P I know about at least 1 new player who went to MP4 almost immediately - and was completely lost there; is no longer playing to the best of my knowledge (got some PMs asking when I was planning to move)... It's not that easy to go MP5 accidetally, but every now and then you hear people complainig they didn't wait longer.
    RDFA help people to socialize and thus probably it even increases chances of staying in MD. Nowadays probably most people moving from MP3 got their first informations about rituals building and basic mechanics just to start RDFA.
    About learning... There is nothing instead - if they want to move they do damaging fights; they can do it if they want/ get bored/ get frustrated. And people experiment - so while perfect RDFA do not teach much, IRL people try to build rits involving all their crits and figure out how do they work (often 'well, it did something completely unexpected... why?').
    I suspect that as far as frustration and morality goes, RDFA only helps.
    Still, it seems that of new players I was the only one interested enough to write here - so so far frustration with RDFA is not that high yet :-P
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    xrieg got a reaction from Neno Veliki in MP3 using GGG?   
    Every sword has two edges :-P I know about at least 1 new player who went to MP4 almost immediately - and was completely lost there; is no longer playing to the best of my knowledge (got some PMs asking when I was planning to move)... It's not that easy to go MP5 accidetally, but every now and then you hear people complainig they didn't wait longer.
    RDFA help people to socialize and thus probably it even increases chances of staying in MD. Nowadays probably most people moving from MP3 got their first informations about rituals building and basic mechanics just to start RDFA.
    About learning... There is nothing instead - if they want to move they do damaging fights; they can do it if they want/ get bored/ get frustrated. And people experiment - so while perfect RDFA do not teach much, IRL people try to build rits involving all their crits and figure out how do they work (often 'well, it did something completely unexpected... why?').
    I suspect that as far as frustration and morality goes, RDFA only helps.
    Still, it seems that of new players I was the only one interested enough to write here - so so far frustration with RDFA is not that high yet :-P
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    xrieg reacted to Ravenstrider in MP3 using GGG?   
    No... But the rules about consensual attacks still protect them. I'm a supporter of the RDFA... It's a nice way to train and its members all know a great deal about the combat mechanics already.

    Also, since you don't really participate in battles and don't know much about combat yourself, it's a bit hypocritical of you to bring up this issue.
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    xrieg reacted to TTLexceeded in Torch Competions must stop.   
    TC is broken in many ways. This topic though is not about how broken this is, its about something a lot more important. Many young players or even some old ones find TC competitions as a way to get entrance into places that would normally be off limits for them. Despite the fact that when you carry a torch you cant do anything inside the land, you can always just wait inside it untill the competion ends and then you are free to do whatever you like. Also the draining ap system to not allow you to move fast is also broken. You can use 1 free credit and just move on like you have the required ap again. So people can take a torch and run like hell. Another thing is that the most common thing you see in the chat logs during a TC is: Please dont attack me i just want to enter Necrovion (or loreroot or golemous). These territories are off limits for good reasons. I had to go threw the Labyrinth drawing my own map, i have beaten the first loreroot guard after a lot of thinking and trying, and finally i have entered necrovion once for answering Jesters question (which was kind of hard since i had to do a lot of research and thinking.). I consider all of these achievments and i am proud of them and the effort i put on them. Its just totally dissapointing to see people who did none of these and did not try at all entering all these lands. Most of the people will never learn anything in order to enter a land, they will simply get a torch.

    What i am proposing is to STOP torch competitions now untill they are balanced and better limited. (i have some ideas on that but all in good time)
    And if you do no wish to stop the torch competition my alternative is to limit it only to people who each land choses. (for example golemus will pick 10 people to fight, necrovion another 10 etc etc)
    Or alternatively make the TC only available to mp5s.

    But this preposterous bug HAS TO STOP.
    Yours
    TTL


    P.S. (please edit my post if i had written to many spoilers, but in my point of view they are bugs not spoilers in any way)

    P.S. 2 please support your voting by saying your point of view otherwise DONT vote at all, after all voting is a responsibility...

    EDITED to propose another solution: Its what Grido and poppitz have suggested and i aggree with this solution as well though didnt think of it myself (it would have been nice on the poll as well) Automatic transportation outside the lands people entered using torches. This would fix many things and also allow people to get a look of the architecture of each land which is not a bad thing.
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    xrieg reacted to apophys in Avatar Tutorial for Windows   
    There was a request for an easy-to-use GIMP tutorial to make raw avatar scans upload-worthy, so I made one.
    GIMP is free software; go to [url="http://www.gimp.org/"]www.gimp.org[/url] to download.

    I start off by cropping and resizing in MS Paint, because it's waaaaay easier to do this in Paint. Then I go to GIMP for contrast and transparency.
    This tutorial is complete with all of the steps I use for my own uploads, so it will work for yours.


    Steps:

    Copy the image file to have a backup.
    Right-click the image file and select Edit, it opens in Paint by default.
    If you have lines or stuff (for example from lined paper) obscuring your drawing, use the eraser tool to get rid of them. Don't worry about the white space left behind; whiter-than-paper stuff goes away with contrast.
    If you need to stretch or compress the image to make it look better, now is the time to do so, for minimal quality loss. Either Select All (Ctrl+A) and drag the selection handles, or use the resize functionality.
    Select All (Ctrl+A) and drag to the top left corner to cut off extra space.
    Click outside of the selection.
    Drag the bottom right corner's handle to cut extra space off the canvas.
    Maintaining aspect ratio, resize to 100 pixels wide. If it turns out to be more than 160 pixels high at this point, undo (Ctrl+Z) and resize to 160 high instead.
    Using the bottom or side handle of the canvas, increase the space to 100x160 pixels.
    Select All (Ctrl+A) and drag the image to the center.
    It will certainly look weird at this point, having bars of white, but they will disappear with contrast in GIMP. Save (Ctrl+S) and close Paint.

    Right-click the image file --> Open With... --> gimp-2.6.exe (a newer version may be named differently)
    Image --> Mode --> Grayscale
    Colors --> Brightness-Contrast
    Increase the Contrast slider until the background is uniform, then fiddle with the brightness and contrast until it looks good. With my scanner's images, I normally have to change the contrast about 60 and the brightness about -30.
    Image --> Mode --> RGB
    Colors --> Colorify (NOT Colorize; they are different) --> Custom color --> enter "f1efd6". This is the color Mur specified; its purpose is to make the avatar blend better with the background of MD.
    If you didn't draw the MD letters somewhere on your image, add them now with the Text Tool. It's in the toolbox on the left; click it and click in the image where you want to add text, type in "MD", pick a font and size it.
    Layer --> Transparency --> Add Alpha Channel
    Select --> By Color --> click on the backgound, hit Delete (or cut with Ctrl+X).
    Save As... --> Select file type (by extension) --> GIF image --> (converting to indexed by default) Export --> type in author name in the comment box and Save.
    And you're done. [img]http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img]
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    xrieg reacted to BFH in Does it really take photoshop?   
    If anyone needs help with avy transparency, resizing, etc. Send me the pic and I'll fix it for you. (I see many people are having trouble with that so that's why I'm offering my help)
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    xrieg reacted to Pipstickz in Life or Death?   
    Phantasm, try reading the thread description:

    [quote]A new quest that will be the deciding factor in my new role.[/quote]

    You can't have a role if you don't have a character.
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    xrieg reacted to Udgard in Harp of Dreams   
    Okay, just sharing my opinions here..

    1. I don't think there's anything wrong here. People have traded drach mutation services, aramor to joker mutation services, and items that were made from WPs (not the freely given one). Heck, people have even sold TS for a price (which access requires a WP), and sold uses of their spell. I think it is perfectly legal to trade the things you get from a WP, as long as you're not trading the WP itself.

    2. I can understand number two as well, I get where you got the reasoning and at a glance it seems perfectly fine (Brulant summarized the case well here). HOWEVER, there is one thing that makes me thing this should not be done (aka illegal) which you might have not realized. When you do this, the person you pay back the WP to will have some otherwise unattainable bonus; their amount of earned WP would increase by one (not sure about the spent WP, my guess is it would too) which means [u]they can go further inside the wishshop without spending any effort gaining more WPs[/u]. And for the sake of bragging rights, they get +1 on the wishpoints top list. Hence, I don't think this should be done. Otherwise, once the precedent is set, we'll start seeing abuse to unlock the shop using "trade" as an instrument.

    If you want to reimburse the WP, you could do so by offering to use your WP if the person wants to make an item in the future, or mutate a drach/colorless joker for them. Stuff that consumes your WP instead of them, just like what you're asking right now, but no directly reimbursing them a WP.
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    xrieg reacted to Asterdai in The Perfect Artist 2011   
    [IMG]http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz93/Asterdai/Awiiyafake.png[/IMG]

    Standing at Awiiya's Way, Awiiya can be seen. This contest will be for anyone who can draw to try and commit an exacting likeness to this image/tree and create a picture for the purpose to be made into an avatar.

    Rewards of gold and silver will be given for..

    1. Original hand drawn black and white image made for the purpose of an avatar for this tree
    2. Any unique artwork which impresses
    3. Any help from any person to make the given picture into an avatar if chosen by Awiiya
    4 Anyone who buys the avatar from the shop in the aim to give to awiiya, when the avatar is made
    5. People who generally help in the process

    by submitting a picture you do realise there is no garuntee to win a prize, but efforts are likely to be rewarded

    This will help me redistribute some funds raised by selling avatars to help those who also help others by drawing and uploading them

    Asterdai

    (any help regarding specifications for avy drawing posted here will be appreciated)
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    xrieg reacted to dst in Using "gay" as an Insult   
    This is becoming a pointless rant.
    Topic closed.
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    xrieg got a reaction from Watcher in Life or Death?   
    Resurrectioners
    (here in thread I assume?)
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    xrieg got a reaction from Sasha Lilias in Life or Death?   
    Resurrectioners
    (here in thread I assume?)
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    xrieg got a reaction from Jubaris in Tutorial Campaign Quest - Quest for new players   
    I will also add a few words to fellow mp3s:
    If you heard that there is a fascinating world of MD but so far you can only see very small world (with any real life concentrated in a single MDP) I strongly recommend Princ Rhaegar's quest - it is excellent first step, giving you directions on MD symbolism and mystery (also: very highly recommend Mya's and Burns's tutorial quests). Just a word of caution: do dot rush through - you may get your prizes all right and yet overlook the major one: taking the first step in MD world with some directions where to look for second one. Good luck - and thank you Princ Rhaegar!
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    xrieg got a reaction from Watcher in I became an alt....   
    [quote name='Chewett' timestamp='1296756837' post='78420']
    PS: Xrieg, you are trying to help but your statements about things without knowing anything technical are merely ludicrous and factually wrong.
    [/quote]
    I certainly hope that the remark that 'ANYTHING can be changed in the database (...)' is not the way everyday MD support works :-P Glad to hear it is not.
    It seems my 'if' was overlooked - I would never presume to make definite statement about the product without seeing a line of code/ documentation.

    PS please no capitals in my name :-( it's xrieg
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    xrieg got a reaction from Pipstickz in I became an alt....   
    [quote name='Chewett' timestamp='1296756837' post='78420']
    PS: Xrieg, you are trying to help but your statements about things without knowing anything technical are merely ludicrous and factually wrong.
    [/quote]
    I certainly hope that the remark that 'ANYTHING can be changed in the database (...)' is not the way everyday MD support works :-P Glad to hear it is not.
    It seems my 'if' was overlooked - I would never presume to make definite statement about the product without seeing a line of code/ documentation.

    PS please no capitals in my name :-( it's xrieg
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    xrieg got a reaction from Shadowseeker in I became an alt....   
    Hmmm just to clarify...
    1. The technology does not allow for manual override?
    2. Manual override function is a low priority improvement and has not been implemented yet?
    3. If one request was honored, 100 would follow?
    (edit: 4: It is the policy, accept it)
    Which one is the answer? It seems to be an overkill penalizing many honest players with irl MD friends (well, and not enough care/ knowledge) and leaving other people (mobiles, dynamic networks) free to do as they wish
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    xrieg got a reaction from Atrumist in I became an alt....   
    Hmmm just to clarify...
    1. The technology does not allow for manual override?
    2. Manual override function is a low priority improvement and has not been implemented yet?
    3. If one request was honored, 100 would follow?
    (edit: 4: It is the policy, accept it)
    Which one is the answer? It seems to be an overkill penalizing many honest players with irl MD friends (well, and not enough care/ knowledge) and leaving other people (mobiles, dynamic networks) free to do as they wish
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    xrieg got a reaction from Kyphis the Bard in MP-Level as upgrade requirement   
    It seems the idea died together with the discussion about it. Still, as a month old mp3 (planning to move mp4 after I finish Mya's quest) will support a few arguments already raised in this thread:
    1. uniformity and even chances cannot be achevied in people controlled game (I would not consider it a balancing feature); alts, people will md friends and given mp veterans will most probably have advantage over complete noob long enough that the noob goes to the next mp - the question is: whether they would exploit the advantage spoiling the game for other players
    2. my a month-old mp3 experience: no massive beefed-up abuse; I was attacked but a few times by some killer squads - much more annoying were elemental attacks I got quite a few times (I do not think accidental, learned how to deal with these); if people want to be ugly in a world with few rules, they will (and as far as gameplay is concerned, they are more deserving to be banned than just mp-semigods, just sitting around)
    3. as for ultimate fighting in MD... my attraction to MD is a complex world with puzzles to figure out and people to interact... it's nice to collect trophies (crits) but as far as fight go MD is average, to put it mildly - would not expect many people to play the game for fighs alone
    4 finally: I suspect that quite a lot of people leave the game as before they start reading and drop pre-existing typical game concepts they go mp4 and rules/ world they did have time to begin to understand get more complicated and a cushion to fall down - harder (and: they have already lost an opportunity to learn basics of tutorial quests); maybe some more effort and safeguaerd should be implemented to protect new players from their own initial conceptions
    I do not own any unit upgraded high enough to matter here and plan to move up before it would matter - but even though my interest is not immediate I wouldn't consider it to be a major problem
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